Paul Blasé

Co-Founder of Speciate AI, a spin-out from Tronc
Paul was formerly the managing partner of Tronc’s AI and data solutions division responsible for building a portfolio of businesses and products that monetize data. Prior to that Paul was PwC’s U.S. and global analytics advisory leader responsible for capturing the market opportunity associated with helping it’s clients use advanced analytics and data techniques and technologies to improve the performance of their businesses across. During his time at PwC, Paul designed and launched PwC’s U.S. and global analytics and data operating model and managed investments across a team of nearly 1,700 practitioners with deep skill sets in data and analytics. Paul led the creation of a portfolio of analytic apps and launch of PwC’s global Analytic Apps Marketplace to provide analytics solutions to its clients. Prior to being acquired by PwC, Paul was a Managing Partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants where his responsibilities included leading its cross-industry Service Lines, insurance practice and enterprise practice. Paul’s speaking and publications forums include the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, Palo Alto Venture Forum, Oracle Openworld, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, World Economic Forum, Corinium CAO Forum, AI World, and Forbes. Paul holds an M.B.A from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management with a focus on new product & venture development and a B.A. double major in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences Honors Program.

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